The Envious Toad by Kawamoto Ryokuseki (羨望のひきがへる / 河本緑石)

Dancing, dancing
On a placenta of blue flame
Like a fetus swimming in blood
Concealing its strange breath
Oh, the envious toad dances.

踊るは踊るは
青い炎の胎盤の上で
血の中を泳ぐ胎兒の如くに
あやしき息づかひをひめつつ
ああ、せんばうのひきがへるは踊る。

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